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THE LANNIa TE
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 2i, 1888.
Our town is greatly in need of a
town hall, and the suggestion made
by."I" in this column is worthy
of consideration. We hope the town
council to be elected next month will
take the matter in hand, and build a
large and commodious town hall.
There is not a hall of any size in this
place, and it is very embarrassing to
the town in a good many ways. Let
us issue bonds, and build a large hall,
with market and guard house below.
The present town hall and guard
house is an eye sore to the town.
What say our citizens?
And we must have a bank, too.
'We have begun the work of stop
ping the papers of those subscribers
whe pay no attention to our state
nents. But we never stop a paper
unless at the same time sending a
letter stating tha~t fact, and the time
when the name will be placed on the
Black List, generally giving tean o
fifteen days grace. We canno: send
the Tros promiscuously on a credit.
We do not desire to lose a single
subscriber, but we cannot afford to
give our paper to those who do not
show any disposition to pay for it.1
Former newspaper experience has
- -taught us that there are men in this
Bounty, who will sponge their pa ers
for years, and never say a word about
pay. There are men in this county
who owe us now more than twelve
dolars for papers. It is such as
those we are getting rid of. By April
1st, we hope to get our list righted;
and wouldn't a published list of our
delinquent subscribers look queer to
. ome people?
The two new dailies in Charleston,
the Sua and the World, are unearth
ing more rascality and devi!ry in that
city than was ever supposed possible
to exist in our great metropolis. New
phases- of the Bond insurance swindle
continue to be developed, and it is
one of the foulest deeds on record.
The last sensation is where one man,
a tramp, boarded long enough
at another man's house in Summer
'ile to win the affections of his wife
an&daughter, aid to carry off said
'wife and daughter, and all his house
Mho effects, to Charleston. This
happened some time ago. A grown
son of the injured man, instigated by
the blication of the scandal in the
w, shot his mother's Lothario in
the mouth last Saturday, wounding
Imm severely, but not killing him. The
pople of Charleston approve the
- son scourse. The mother and daugh
f -er are completely wrapped up in the
Iramp and have turned against their
aatural protectors. The injured man's
name is henne. The tramp's name
- s Faulkner. The daughter is not
fourteen, and Faulkner has been ar
-ested for abduction of the little girl,
Mina Henne. In cur private opin
ion, a dress of tar and feathers, would
beathe proper thing for Faulkner and
both the female Hennes.
MR. Emron :-Let me congratu
sMe you upon the recent marked im
provement of your paper. It was cer
-tainly well eonducted by your accom
plished predecessor, Mr. B. S. Dinkiner
whose editorial career, .though'sort,
saebrilliant. The frieids of the enter
~ise~her- ared that it might not
'a~li in other hands, this high at
'~tanment, but all are gratified arnd
delighted to have demonstrated its
The better portion of society is
pleased with the independent mxanli
ness of your sheet, which does not
-truokle to the depraved instincts of
the low and vulgar, but by a fearless
course has the advancement of soefe
ty as an ultimate end. There are
two objects a good newspaper has in
view, which harmonize, blend, and
c oalesce in one, viz : the improve
ment of the literary tastes, and the
advancement of the morals of societv.
Literature divorced from good mnor
als, in any of the educational enter
prises of the day, becomes a giant
armed for mischief, and proves a
withertu~g curse to society. There is
no edn~ational means which reaches
so many persons in a community as a
newspaper, and with -strict integrity
and purity, with literary culture, may
be a rich inheritance.
Our community is certainly to be
congratulated in having two weekly
sheets, which, as leave.s from the tree
of life, are scattered for the heel.
ing of the people. Our wants asc
fully met by -these two papers. To
have more, would be to glut the mar
ket, to have less would be to destroy
that healthy and generous rivalry
which gives strength and force of
Our community needs a town hail.
This with us is a desideratum. We
have no place well suited for publie
gatherings but the court house and
churches, and one is devoted sacredly
and exclusively to religious purposes,
and the other equally and sacredly
and exclusively to justice, so neither
are available. A town hall with a
* market attachdd, and a pa.ir of public
scales to weigh produce brought in
from the country, would greatly add
to the comfort of our community, aid
by a reasonable rental, could be made
to produce a small incomec to th&
town. The social, educational, d
literary wants of our people, dema?nd
such a building, and surely the en
.terprise of our mechanics, farmers,
mercants, and professional men, can
divise a feasible scheme by which
such a building -can be erected and
be made an ornamnt to the tova,
without being burdensome toan
A VERY STRA E.'E STORY.
A M st y ii Wiiiaiiurg.
Kincr.aZE, March 2.--?Mr. E H. Wil
liams, the husband of the lady who disap
pearcd last summer, arrived here last night
and is stopping at the Coleman Hotel,
where your Leporter had a conversation
with him this morning in reference to his
In the outset Mr. Williams said that the
fate of his wife was just as much a mystery
as ever; that he firmly believe] that she
was uurdered because of her knowledge of
the LRme trage.y, but stated that there
were certain facts coieica with the Rome
trageadv tnot vct amde known to the public,
which' convin:ed him of this beyond a
doubt. These fhe:s he is t:inkinvt of pub
lishing. but has not yet fally : :?mined
whether to do so or not.
The history of the ease is briefly as fol
lows : Mrs. Williams left here last June to
visit one Maude Beard, at Knoavilie, Tenn.
an alleged cousin, whom she had casually
met in the waiting-room at Rome, Ga., while
reaturni from a visit to her home in Loui-1"
siana. Tihere Miss Beard accosted her
and excused herself by referring to the strik
ing resemblance b-tween them, which Irs.
William s at once iperc ived, and which she
afterwards tohl Mr. Williams was almost
complete. After a short interview Mrs.
We this woman to be the
daugts rof n aut o her. Ss. Williamis
went to G .or c town where she left her little
child v:ii Mr. W4 iiliams's relatives, she be
ing in very poor hea -h at the time. She
left her -.runk at Foreston until her return
on the fdlowing dar.
Dr. T. P ailey, his Wife and her sis
ter. iss illa:u , . acermpanicd Mrs.
illi ams as far as C'olnnibha. This
nas' the last. s.een of her by any of her
epeole. She left there for Atlanta, where.
by Tire:ious ag~remeut, this Iaude Beard
w as to meet her and accompany her to the
latter's home in Knoxville. A. few days
after this 3!r. Willias received a letter
signed with hi; wife's initials, the hand
writing being so similar to hers as to make
him believc the letter to have been written
by her own hmnd. This letter st ted that
she had there been met by MIaude's broth
er, a lad of about fomiteen, who informed
her that his sister had been suddenly called
back to the bedside of her sick ucle at
Knoxville, with whom she resided, leaving
this yourg man to accompany her. One
expression ih this letter troubled-3ir. Wil
liams considerably at the time. It was to
the effeet that he should not be uneasy if he
failed to hear from her for sohe time, as
sh had been confronted by a new mystery
which she was determined to unravel. This
letter Mr. Williams now believes to have
been written by Maude Beard for the pur
pose of delaying search. The next heard
from Mrs. Williams was a letter from Chat
tanooga. written by Maude Beard. stating
that his wife had been very ill, but assur
ing him that she had the best medical at
tention and was better, and that a chinge
for the worse would be promptly telegraph
ed. It further suggested that he write to
his wife, but not to intimate that he knew
of her illness, as she had exact'ed a promise
from Maude not to tell him of it. He ac
cordingly wrote both to his wife and to
Maude Beard, thanking the latter for her
attention to his wife, and begging her to
telegraph or write immediately again. Both
these letters have been returned to him
from the department at Washington.
Strange to say, the letter to Maude was ad
vertised as "Minnie" Beard, which name
Maude Beard has subsequently assumed.
Stranger still, Mr. Southall, of the North
eastern Railroad Company. tracing "Min
nie" Beard, and Mr. Williams tracig
"Maude," both arrived at Chattanooga,
though neither knew that the other was on
a similar errand. Here Mr. Williams's
efforts were rendered futile by his arrest on
his arrival there as one Cathcart, charged
with obtaining money under false pre
tences from several banks in South Caroli
na. This arrest was made, notwithstand
ing the fact that Mr. Williams had been in
corresondence for some weeks with the
mayor of that city in reference to his er
It appears that on Mrs. Williams's de
parture from Columbia she got hold of the
wrong check, ana consequently received
the wrong trunk on arriving at Atlanta.
The trunk~ that Mrs. Williams got, it
seemis, belonged to a lady at Eastover,
South Carolina. This lady, failing to get
her trunk, complained to the railroad .au
thorities, wvho proceded to invstigate the
natter. The edicient anant''fn charge of
the afar, Mr. SouthahiCwent to work and
tre hetu checked for Mrs. Williams
th:oghMnta, to Chattanooga. Here he
founat it had been left at a hotel by a
giing woman to piay for her board, ad had
been sold by the proprikte-. Mr. Southahl
saw a portion of the conterts *t this trunk
and identified it as the trunk lost by the
lady at Eastover. The clue that led to the
discovery of that trunk was a letter furnish
ed to the railroad authorities by the lady at
Eastover. It was written, beyond doubt,
by Mrs. Williams and signed by a differ
ent person at a later date, with the name
"Minnie Be~ard." This letter was taken
by Mr. Soruthall to the Smithsonian Insti
tute at Wa.hington, wvhere it was critically
examined and found to have been written
by one rartv and signed by anoth
r so"e llw;s later. Mr. Soui-hall then
found a trun'k which is believed to be that
of 3Mrs. Williams. In this trunk was
found a tag of a New York clothinit hoise.
r. Southall took this lag to Now Tork and
asked the sim if they had over received
ay orders from "Minnie Beard," whose
name was signed to the letter above men
tioned, and several orders were found to be
on thir ties The writin" oni the orders
was~ a fac simile of the signature of the letter
submited to the Institute. These orders
wre ..''..ted a U'ah. Al.. at which placr'
Sencale and well-to-(10 famuily by that
rame' esids In ths ifamily there is, it
sems un3e11 B'ard." On r:4urning
hoeir. Soumthall visited 3Mr. Williams's
'faily at Geo:- to"n and inaae known
ts facts abc'u te trunk and letter, and
the family recognizcd the handwriting of
te l'ete as Ir. Williams's, and pro
noneed tlie si'natmre spurious.
wiei Chtnoais an thmeeM ile. nis
hs in h:is poss'ion a lett' fro'm the Recv.
'Dr. P.\ Sierr'n. atethod- minister of
Ch"ttancga, to ths etctan it is corrob
oae byth lieutenant of puhee( ture.
S~e it te one timt ttmtd to eco'uit
suci in Apil, before 3. Wl'm left
Sit' 00 d'mage"s for f~td e imprisonment,
ndis tin correspondeCe with Attorey
std:r '- Fra1. ~o o that ciy m refer
,--ne.tol bri.',ut agains ch Cx.ttan
He. fec.-.rterni to the Rev. D. . P. II.
Ferrn -e:- i kindness and also to the rail
road co pan" v.'na their' ideftgabl ' gent
oi heir rtions in his behalf. He has
opn fie onths searching in Tennessee
and Alabama. notind his wife, ashe be
ieved he- to have been murdered. but for
her murrers. aid re st.i has detectives
empi.ye at eve~a. points to ferrat out the
r. ' iliams scesis to be coniiderably
er ahaf w o, ith im, amni int.ndis
to r 1:o he lf. e 1al some troublc
tov~s.v:z, bu:t can not lear to.. have her
wafr. L1.i. 1: isu!it .l~atheic to hear
himrefer t.o lar as his "'little girl." He
will continuew to practie: law at ti-is Bar.
M. CLINTON GALLUCHA T,
I-RacTr s iN CoCTaS OF
CALE"TON "rIa CL.XRENDON.
IN MP R' U .
I have on band an immense and varied stock of
and am prepared to give
SOME SLUGER IN LOW PRICES.
Don't Buy Until You Visit My Store.
In GRoeELES I am SUP'EULY e.qu ipped wvtith every grade of
Flour, Molasses, Sugar, Coffe, Bacon, Lard,
and all other kinds of Groceries. heavy or faney. that the people need. FLoun and TorAcco at low
est figures. I defy any one to undersell me.
New Goods Coming in by Every Train.
3My store is already full. and I must make roo)ni ur the ne oods already arrived and to arrive
by every train.
are invited to call and examine my stock oif ne goodi just ai y d. 1 haoe just what you want. and
Will sell at prices that will b' sure to please y(o. t s : for me to attempt to mention all I
Dry Goods, Lai e s' DrIPess Goods M A:Illi!de ry,' et c.
smsma merm re.-3-:I.'.;:
I have the large:st and finest stock of
GLOTHING, HATS, HT A C, AN TMKS,
of all grades and at rock bottom mtiees.
I guarantee that for the SPOT CASH I will sell as low as can be bought anywhere.
MOSES L E VI,
Cor, Boyce and Brooks Street, Manning, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS, ~he M nigAaey
Wholesale Grocer, s m m ,sc
WHOLESALE Dealer in Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. A GRADED SOHOOL TOR. Boys AND GIRLS.
No. 121 East B~ay, - - - - - - Charleston, S. C. NINETiENTHI SESSioN BEGiM, 310NDAT, JANUA~RY 2, 1887.
S. A. NETTLES, A. B., PiuscrutL.
T- Ma~s Josn: II. Mc'LI:N. 31xs. S. A. NETTLES, Assistants.
- DEALER IN -______ :______
Iron, Slate, and Marble Mantels, Force and Lift Pumps. Iron and -Lead Th~e course of ir-struction embrac'ing ten years, is designed to furnish a lib
Pipe, Plumbing matenjals, and Tin Roofing. erJ education suited to the ordinary vocations of life, or to fit stadents ic:
24S Meeting Street, - - - - - Charleston, S. C. the Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior class of colleges.
__________________________________________TLAN OF INSTRL'cTION.
W2. Jonssos, '' Josrvru Tno.~raes J.xw. fl. JoI::;os. T km t plrVdttbo sar us. Teblkoadscee a
Importers arnd Deale in' Ay ~ _-ea ito anf 1 "Ei-y_-3reutofin r-yig..T
Lawrens .Stre.et, UrnhYard., South East -ay, op. endo:..-roieta vr esn~clawi o itm c u
Meetig Steetnear i~rkt, - . - (h::c:;ifl, .C, The mo~ st approvd te o oks dae toedy ree l b hebalr e .'ss e n
of . LE' ch pupi . l or doo, in.hatevr.deprten...(, and teerth
this end,- '" ~ we sall reqir thatvey .leson ....erned i ot i n ) fo h
AtclassY recitation, then elewhere. n areanpogesscan. be. ma.. so.long. a
reetig P Stet nea Makt -O ~ Chrtn S. C th ppi i aloe to gdo ~n nnytoda. re'ti..o.y.ha.-prfec.l.so.
in~re".:Erv::I PE'l MoNTH achF FoU"l HES
H, A. L tY, Agt
EmHEAP "1CAT LilH STOOREX~3&N
M~anning, S. C,'Ut4. -~( i~t....x~otn' fhvngtercudc tsho
iancy and H ~eavyx G roceries, Can- ~~*' ~ ..t ~ t k s t a t n n hs ca s t a t e b
ned Goods, Confectioneries, OfjaclC~sio Ly, '-ir' d coissrnwdefrstmaehesoowhtt
Tobacco and Cigars, J T T " uiirp :iia.,sii r tauu Ade,
at the lowest ~~IMnig .C
CASH PRICES.Atoie atL .
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NE . W. VE. LY 1. . d>Et aP . i - Th di ans t I~ 1e : ) importnc wot having (J~- theircide D atrcho
promp!!y fue, n 7r.4 day :estdn woeterVlte laor unersriu
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T Ros 13rincsipalcl Choelstc WncgeSd atIteUherS, Bupr N th
3.nL- Em-RM IE.S inFC evrFrOeTHEBEE
FIFTE~N DAYS' TRbA :Dt For fur;uratci~i ~ etheianesr, and forectge. Neddre'Wes
IN YOUROWN HOUE BEFOanningPA OS. C.
])jiip~y giz ~5or~o.Lu :rd r ~c:lu.j s- O N tary Pu i vl.. l et . Keeps alasonhu inth
THE C A. WOD CG17, Nrila h~Y, . F. HENswRY I;A,~ &m e S, j li l1Ig~ ;g 'd fW~sie 1 teMre.Klt~ek
-- B. c~~i?,' . CD::a:Is, N e . S. C il !
Q LR. 3j.4 2N; iL & C.
Ko lI: MVAit MLCHANTS.
139 METG STfLET, Charleston, S. C.
Sole Agents For
STARKE'S DIXIE PLOUGHS,
AVERY & SON'S PLOUGHS
DOW LAW COTTON PLANTER
AND GUANO DISTRIBUTORS
Iro Age H-trrow an.1 Caltivators, Roman
Pl:,ugh Stock, Washburne & Moem's
Gah ani:ed Fence Wire, Cham
pion Mowers and Keapers.
WATSON'S TURPENTINE TOOLS
Manufactured in Fayetteville, N. C. Every
Tool absolutely warranted and
if broken will be
Also Dealers In
Hoop Iron, Horse and Male Shoes, W
ani Tinware, Coopers tools, Miners
Tools, Cutlery, Guns and Sport
Prices made on application.
C. Wulbmer o.,
Flonr a Specialty.
171 and 173 East Bay, Charleston, S. O,
pWo Order Direct from the Factory.
Geese Feathers a Specialty.
Tead-quarters for Mattresses.
No. 377 c STREET,
(Two Doors Below Calhoun.)
C'acrlestun, S. C.
GET THE BEST
DRUGS AND MEDICINES
By pur.:asing at the Popular and re
liable Drug Store of
3. 3DININS & CO.,
DE.&izas - -
Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Fine Cigars and Tobacco, etc.
Our stock of
is now complete in every particular.
CERASINE COUGH CURE.
Cures Conghis, Colds, and all diseases of the
Lungs& or Throat-never fails. 2.3 ceits
. per bottle.
Physicians Prescriptions accurately com
pou:nded' a competent and experienced
Phanumals at all hours day and night.
J. G DINLINS & CO.,
PHAR MACEUTICAL CHEMISTS.
[Sign of the Gold Mortar.]
PEW STrORE. NEW GOODS.
[2! Piic93,. Lo5#s8Prices.
A GE NT,
OPP'OSITE COURT HOUSE.
BOOts and Shoes,
.TobaceO and Cigars,
Best Family and Fancy G rO
New and Fresh,
and all sold at lowest Cash prices.
Am agent for a large Tannery, and
wilbyat highest maktpieall
Give me a call and be convinced
that it is to your interest to trade with
M.L KALISKY, Agent,
MXYING. S. C
Mianning Shaving Parlor.
Hlair Cutting Artistically~ Exe
and SlavnXg (lone v~ith best Razors. Spec
ial attention paid to shampoooing ladies'
I have had considerablo experience in
several large ci ies. and guarantee satisfac
tion to my custo~mers. Parlor next door to
E. D. HAMILTON.
All kinds of law blanks-titles,
mortgages. bonds, bills of sale, liens,
etc. for sale at the Tun-s office..